Flight Dynamics

The flight dynamics subteam is responsible for running simulations predicting various metrics about the trajectory of the rocket. These simulations inform numerous decisions made by other subteams, such as the length to width ratio of the rocket.

01/25/19: We worked on a Python and SolidWorks simulation to estimate the trajectory of our rocket. The code accounts for changes in temperature, drag coefficients, force of gravity, and weathercocking.